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KSADP, ICRISAT to empower 3,000 Kano farmers with climate-resilient seeds

The Kano State Agro-Pastoral Development Project (KSADP), in collaboration with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), plans to reach 3,000 farmers and multiple seed companies in Kano this year.

This announcement was made in a statement by KSADP spokesperson, Ameen Yassar.

Dr. Ignatius Angarawai, ICRISAT Country Representative, highlighted this initiative on Tuesday at the opening of a seed and input fair themed “Connecting Farmers to Climate-Smart and Resilient Seeds and Agro-Inputs for Improving Productivity and Small-Holder Farmers,” scheduled from May 14th to 18th.

“This is aimed at exposing and sensitizing farmers to access quality improved seeds of market-preferred varieties of crops, encouraging a shift from traditional production practices to research-based, scientifically proven techniques capable of improving and increasing yields, especially in this era of climate change,” he stated.

Held at the KNARDA headquarters in Kano metropolis, Dr. Angarawai emphasized that this event would foster connections among researchers, policymakers, seed vendors, agro-chemical dealers, processors, commodity brokers, marketers, financial institutions, crops and livestock producers, and other key stakeholders in the agricultural sector.

ICRISAT is partnering with the Sasakawa Africa Association and KNARDA to provide technical support to the KSADP. This project is funded by the Islamic Development Bank, the Lives and Livelihoods Fund, and the government of Kano State